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post #6496 of 28687
I just got a vintage knit tie, and the overall length is really short, if tied to a normal length the short end only comes to a few inches long from the knot. Is this a certain style, or reason for this?
post #6497 of 28687
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Originally Posted by nakame View Post
I just got a vintage knit tie, and the overall length is really short, if tied to a normal length the short end only comes to a few inches long from the knot. Is this a certain style, or reason for this?
The knit ties I've seen tend to be shorter in the first place. Also, vintage ties are shorter as a whole due to several factors- one, people weren't such fatasses. You didn't need the extra length to fit around a 19" neck and drape over a spare tire. Second, the rise on trousers was higher, so you needed less tie to come to the right length right at the waistband.
post #6498 of 28687
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Originally Posted by PipersSon View Post
Question on Lobb shoes. There are apparently two Lobb s out there, quoting from link at bottom of this post:



So which Lobb shoes are regarded as teh shit on this forum? The Hermes version or the ones made by the family-owned shoes shop?

Or both?

Linky

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Originally Posted by onix View Post
Both are considered excellent in this forum, but you'll see John Lobb Paris (the one own by Hermes) much more often since they have a RTW division. While John Lobb St. James in London is a bespoke-only shop.


Both are great shoes but I thought JLP was a bit more stylish
post #6499 of 28687
Anybody knows how much a suit might cost to be shipped from the US to India?

And which are the shops online of course that have the best shipping prices on international shipping?

I have been wanting to buy a suit but my only problem now is the shipping issue. Most of the time certain shops don't even ship internationally.

All help will be more than appreciated.
post #6500 of 28687
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Originally Posted by dragon8 View Post
Both are great shoes but I thought JLP was a bit more stylish

Hmm, you can't really compare them since JL St. James is a bespoke shoemaker only, so their styling depends on their customers.
post #6501 of 28687
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post
The knit ties I've seen tend to be shorter in the first place. Also, vintage ties are shorter as a whole due to several factors- one, people weren't such fatasses. You didn't need the extra length to fit around a 19" neck and drape over a spare tire. Second, the rise on trousers was higher, so you needed less tie to come to the right length right at the waistband.

awesome explanation. I did not know any of that or maybe did but did not know of it i that sense.
post #6502 of 28687
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Originally Posted by Simon Radash View Post
Anybody knows how much a suit might cost to be shipped from the US to India?

And which are the shops online of course that have the best shipping prices on international shipping?

I have been wanting to buy a suit but my only problem now is the shipping issue. Most of the time certain shops don't even ship internationally.

All help will be more than appreciated.

I think you can get a suit shipped from the US to India at about $70-$100.

But it all depends. You can always decide if a suit is worth buying to be shipped depending on the shipping price. As different shops do offer different shipping prices and options.
post #6503 of 28687
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awesome explanation. I did not know any of that or maybe did but did not know of it i that sense.

As a short, slim guy, it's something I've had trouble with. You tend to remember the things that piss you off every time you want to pick out a tie.
post #6504 of 28687
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As a short, slim guy, it's something I've had trouble with. You tend to remember the things that piss you off every time you want to pick out a tie.

OK so what other lesson or lecture can you give that has to do with the experiences from a short slim guy?
post #6505 of 28687
Can anyone provide a link that is a good primer on suit quality? I am looking for a good set of instructions on how to recognize a quality suit. I understand basic fit parameters but am trying to identify quality construction.
post #6506 of 28687
Just got a pair of Grenson Stanley from a friend yesterday. Plan to wear them with jeans. The material of the shoes are said to be Calf-Waxy on Grenson's website.

http://www.grenson.co.uk/shop/stanley-301

Have no experience with this kind of shoes, should i polish the shoes with shoes polish? wax? Or simply brush them after wearing?
post #6507 of 28687
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OK so what other lesson or lecture can you give that has to do with the experiences from a short slim guy?

Designers are fucking assholes.

Vanity sizing hurts people. Real people.

A size small should not fit like a goddamned tent.

It would not kill stores to actually stock small sizes.

There are people out there who still have 14.5 necks.

There are actually people who wear shoe sizes above a 2 and below an 8.

ect... If you're a smaller guy, you know the drill.
post #6508 of 28687
I was reading the description of this briefcase:

http://www.lotuffclegg.com/products/...Briefcase.html

And it says, "handcuff for security optional."

Forreal? Are they talking about police-style handcuffs, or...? I have never heard of this before, except for the president carrying a nuclear device on his arm.
post #6509 of 28687
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Originally Posted by Jim Barns View Post
OK so what other lesson or lecture can you give that has to do with the experiences from a short slim guy?

In addition to Jeff's list, there's a real shortage of quality RTW items for shorter men, esp. jackets. Ties can be shortened, and so can shirt sleeves, but jackets really need to be cut short to start. This means a greater dependence on MTM and bespoke tailoring. On the minus side, it costs a lot more than OTR. On the plus side, short men often look nattier.

A more general point: designers (for men and women) tend to design for, and display on, an idealized physique that few real people have. The further you stray from the designer's ideal, the less likely it is that their looks are going to look right on you, and the more you need to focus on what you know flatters your form as opposed to current trends. I know that should be obvious to everyone, but you only need to look around a bit to see that it isn't.
post #6510 of 28687
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Originally Posted by Makoto Chan View Post
I was reading the description of this briefcase:

http://www.lotuffclegg.com/products/...Briefcase.html

And it says, "handcuff for security optional."

Forreal? Are they talking about police-style handcuffs, or...? I have never heard of this before, except for the president carrying a nuclear device on his arm.

No notforreal. This is advertising copy. It is meant to evoke images of suave spies and secret agents delivering secret Nazi codes to the Allies on a foggy London street.
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